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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
News Release For Immediate Release: August 11, 2014
Release No.: 2014-55
1 DEAD IN POSSIBLE DROWNING AT LAKE MOHAVE
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – A 79-year-old Riverside, California, man was recovered from the waters of Lake Mohave near Paiute Cove Aug 10.
At 2:29 p.m. Aug. 10, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a call reporting that the man went into the water, began to struggle and disappeared underwater.
National Park Service park rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens and Bullhead City Fire Department divers responded to the scene and recovered the victim.
The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the victim’s identity and determine his cause of death. Witnesses reported that the man was not wearing a life jacket. The incident is under investigation.